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and outline the next steps i will take. as background, puerto rico has been a u.s. territory since 1898. the island is home to 3.7 million american citizens who cannot vote for president, are not represented in the senate, and elect a nonvoting member to the house. federal law is supreme in puerto rico but its residents are treated unequally under many federal programs. voters were first asked whether they want puerto rico to remain a territory. over 1.7 million people answered. which is about 75% of registered voters on the island. 54% said they did not want the current status to continue while 46% said they did. voters were then asked to express their preference among the three viable alternatives to the current status. statehood, free association and independence. over 1.3 million people chose an option. 61% voted for statehood. 33% voted for free association. and 5.5% voted for independence. in addition, 472,000 voters did not provide an answer. this marked the first time voters were directly asked whether they want puerto rico to remain a territory. one of the two main political pa
, a longtime u.s. diplomat and mideast envoy, serving in the george h.w. bush, clinton, and obama administrations. he's now a counselor at the washington institute for near east policy. and khaled elgindy, a palestinian participant in the 2007 annapolis peace negotiations, and now a fellow at the saban center for middle east policy at the brookings institution. i want to start with you. your reading on where things stand tonight in termed of a pause or cease-fire. >> i do think the outlines of the cease-fire have probably been shapedded at this point. i think the secretary of state is there and has a chance to finalize this by, in a sense, becoming the, i think, the repository of the commitments that each side has made. i think one of the things that's going on right now is trying to make certain that all the understandings are understood the same way by each side and whatever promises are being made will now be promises made to her as well. in effect she becomes almost the holder of those as a kind of deposit. that, i think, is a chance for the cease-fire to actually be implement
with the prime minister. he is making the first visit by a u.s. president to cambodia appeared he went straight from the airport to a meeting with the prime minister that officials described as "ten se." emphasizes concerns about cambodia's human rights situation he is here in washington speaking in about half an hour and 40 minutes at the brookings institution. tonight we're calling to have live coverage for you. ted koppel talks about the future of network news. he is interviewed by marvin. they will touch on the network is caused by the digital age. we have it 8:00 eastern. >> the mindset of the world well into the mid-1990s was that wireline access was stepped on polls are buried in the ground. it was the key to understanding competition. the intriguing part of the wireless story is how very he people inside the industry, but that is why this report cannot the way it did. it was not just judge greene who did not understand the potential of wireless. it was the entire industry. what turned out to be the case was the hope that some people had to ecotage have a robustly competitive, fixed line
that tuesday. then on friday afternoon, i received word that the u.s. supreme court had granted a review on a petition by governor bush at the time to review the decision that we had made on the 21st. we had also had a crucial decision in the matter that we had made on thursday, thanksgiving day, having to do with the miami dade county recount. host: that decision was? guest: that we denied a petition for the court to order the canvassing board to continue a recount. canvassing board had made a decision on the wednesday night before thanksgiving to not continue at their account because they determine that there was not enough time within our extended deadline in which to continue and vote and we count the votes in miami dade county. they had sorted some 14,000 votes out that they considered had not been counted by the machines. getgore team treid ied to the court to come in. we cannot overlook the discretion that the canvassing board had decided to not continue the cal. we denied that petition. that was on thursday. the u.s. supreme court the next day granted review and set a briefing sc
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the biggest impact in the u.s.? >> one of the most powerful campaigns was the trayvon martin case. a 17-year-old african-american, killed in florida, tragically. two weeks after the incident, there was no media coverage of all. a private injustice. the parents start a petition, and then it goes viral. the importance is not just the individual acts of arresting his killer in prosecuting him, but the public. the result, the awareness of the tragic situation of young african-americans not being treated fairly in the justice system or the "stand your ground" laws, where you can almost impunitively shoot someone. that is some of the really exciting things we see. >> in trayvon martin's case, clearly there was an impact, but they were not waiting. they were in there pretty soon, on the case. what i want to ask you -- do you find a difference in the way that companies -- you have a lot of petitions aimed at companies that do specific things. obviously, some have had more political implications. is there a difference in response between business institutions and political institutions? >> politician
still has faith in john allen, the current u.s. commander in afghanistan who is now under investigation by the pentagon's inspector general for what officials describe as potentially inappropriate e-mails with one of the women directly involved in the case. nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent, andrea mitchell, has more on an ever-widening story. >> reporter: the scandal involving two very different women, tampa socialite jill kelley and petraeus biographer and former mistress paula broadwell ensnared not only petraeus but his successor. marine general john allen who took over from petraeus in afghanistan and is the president's choice to be supreme allied commander of nato forces in europe, a nomination now temporarily on hold. >> thank you for all that you have done, for me and for our precious daughters. >> reporter: the general is married with a sterling record. but on a flight to australia monday night, aides to defense secretary leon panetta disclosed a dramatic turn in the petraeus case. fbi investigators had uncovered what the pentagon called potentially inappropriate commun
, and i think we think it's more likely than not that democrats will gain seats in the u.s. senate. that was unthinkable six months ago. it's going to lead to real recriminations inside the republican party about who made these mistakes and getting these candidates and failing to get people like todd akin out of these races and get electable republicans into these races that they have to be able to win. >> if you look at senate republicans other the last four cycles, they've been pummeled. in 2006 democrats weren't supposed to pick up the senate, they did. in 2008 they expanded to a 60-seat majority, they were able to get health care done as a result of the pickup that they had. in 2010 you had republicans have an opportunity to pick up the senate, they fell short. and now again a huge opportunity this year to pick up the senate, and it looks like they might actually fall backwards because of these races you're talking about, massachusetts, indiana and missouri. i think one of the things that we've learned over the last couple of cycles is when republicans talk about the economy as
of documents belonging to john allen. he's denied any wrong doing. a u.s. official tells nbc news that the documents could connect general allen to jill kelley. she's the same woman whose original complaint about harassing e-mails set off the initial investigation. e-mails that multiple law enforcement sources tell nbc was traced back to this woman, paula broadwell. she's admitted to an affair with dvp dp. last night fbi agents searched paula broadwell's home, the home she shares with her family. she had given them permission to go into the home. they took out boxes and apparently photo es. joining me now is jim frederick, editor at "time" magazine. i heard people joke about this and all the salacious titles. but at the heart of this are some serious and legitimate conce concerns. the president not making any huge pronouncements, but starting with general allen here, the e-mails were exchanged over a two-year span. his confirmation is being held up. that's a big deal. >> it's a huge deal. the story is changing by the hour. every hour there are new allegations as pertains to genera
that poor mr. romney is nothing but of that u.s. flake. flake.but a vacuous i voted for eisenhower when i was a young man. i worked in california for a movie actor who wanted to become governor. and i've seen nothing but the republican party in a degeneration mode. sarah palin. can you believe that? host: did you vote for ronald reagan in those years? caller: i voted for eisenhower. i voted for goldwater. the conscience of the conservative. now i see the degeneration of the republican party and it makes me sad because i believed in many of the principles. but the people that somehow they put forth by whatever forces there are controlling it, and i have no clue as to who is controlling it, it just dismays me and breaks my heart. host: let's hear from louis in oxon hill, md., on our independent line. caller: i'm going to vote for president obama. i believe in his vision. as a student, -- his prospects are so great for the country. every student should vote for him. in 2008, i voted for president obama and i am so pumped up again. i am so motivated. i am going to vote for president obama. i
's amazing. >> the other thing i find amazing is i remember going through the u.s. treasury in the height of the financial crisis, and back then, you had officials who were scribbling down important facts and figures on scrap paper because that was one of the few things they were able to legally throw away and get rid of. and if you go around other branches of the u.s. government today, people are intensely aware of the risks of e-mails being kept. if you go and talk to private sector banks, nobody working on a bank trading floor these days can possibly not be aware of the risks of tracking thoughts and e-mails. and yet somehow the military just seems not to have noticed this. it is very, very striking. >> there's one other dedataidei this "journal" story, kelley had second thoughts. and people said they made the request, quote, she was worried about the personal information being provided to investigators. >> like the diplomatic license plates. >> talk about the horse after it's left the barn door. >> you predicted fiscal cliff would be the fifth question. it's going to be our second top
, delivered" playing] ♪ ♪ >> next, a u.s. house seat in illinois. representative walsh is in his first term. tammy duckworth selected by president obama to be assistant secretary of veterans affairs in 2009. >> why would the assassin john wilkes booth want to kill william henry stewart? >> this is in the subject of some debate. some think that he realized in the event of the death of the president and vice president, the secretary of state would organize an election. i do not think so. he was not a lawyer, he was an actor. a shakespearean actor who knew the play julius caesar backwards and forwards. he viewed himself as brutus, doing the right thing and lincoln as caesar the tire ayrat and seward as co-tyrant. >> more with walter stahr on c- span's q&a. >> next, and joe walsh faces tammy duckworth. tammy was a black hawk helicopter pilot and was selected by president obama to be assistant secretary of the veterans affairs in 2009. this is about half an hour. >> the candidates we have with us tonight in one of the most watched and heated congressional races in the nation. the newly drawn eig
senate races and look at what we see shaping up in the u.s. senate. with 79 percent of precincts reporting in florida. senator bill nelson keeps his seat. republican challenger congressman connie mack not able to make inroads in florida. west virginia. senator joe mansion also keeping his seat. 61%. the republican challenger, 36%. this was a rematch of a race between the two of them a couple of years ago. and in connecticut, congressman chris mervey. and 44% of the boat with 19 -- the ap has called that connecticut race. the ap has also called the race in maine with angus king. and for more, you can always go to our website. it can see the race, the balance of power, and -- and watch presidential results come in as well. >> boston, chicago, and here, that is where the party headquarters are located. the gentleman who headed up the house committee now speaking to supporters. let's listen in. >> not only did we rebuild before we passed them, but we made sure that the bills were about growing jobs, the american dream, and making things even better. tonight, the american people have
issues facing the u.s.. that is on c-span 2 at 9:00 a.m. eastern. also, a forum hosted by the bipartisan policy center. >> i want my -- to be intensely journalistic because unless you get out and look at what is going on, these days, you will miss the things that are influencing yourself and everybody else. >> best-selling author and drove arrest is live -- author and journalist is live. he will answer questions from the miami audience, sunday at tv. p.m. eastern on booked t >> new york senator chuck schumer. the vice chair of the democratic conference, hosted by the christian science monitor, to talk about the election, and the party's agenda. >> thank you for coming. charles schumer. his last visit with the group was wait too long ago in 2006, when he had just led the democratic senator campaign in efforts to boost the democratic population. readers of the almanac and american politics know he is the all model of the social justice group. our guest graduated from harvard college and harvard law. he was the youngest person since teddy roosevelt. he was elected to the house. in 1998, he
of maryland, and along with that the first openly gay member of the u.s. senate was elected in wisconsin. here is tammy baldwin. [video clip] >> i did not run to make history. i ran to make a difference. [applause] a difference in the lives of families struggling to find work and pay the bills, a difference in the lives of students worried about debt. [applause] and seniors, worried about their retirement security. [applause] a difference in the lives of veterans who fought for us and need someone fighting for them and their families. [applause] a difference in the lives of entrepreneur weres -- entrepreneurs try to build a business and economic security. [applause] but in choosing me to tackle those challenges, the people of wisconsin have made history. [applause] host: this tweet from benjamin netanyahu, the prime minister of israel, who congratulates u.s. president barack obama on his election victory. fort lauderdale, florida. independent line. caller: thank you for taking my call. host: did you vote yesterday or early in florida? caller: a voted early. actually, i went out and did some la
people, for the u.s. senate seat for connecticut, they have made a call. they made the balance that showed you could vote for ident obama and linda. we are going good to tampa, where judith brown is standing by, co-director of a project, a racial justice advocate. she is joining us from tampa, and florida has just closed their polls. what did you find? >> thanks for having me. it is an interesting day. a steady flow of people throughout the day. long lines that we saw in early voting. a number of concerns. the number one concern we saw across the state is what we might call the abuse of provisional ballots. here in one county, voters coming out of the polling places saying that they did not get to vote by regular ballot. we have concern about that, because we know about 2008. they threw out about half of e ballots. real concerns. we have heard that in broward county and other areas, miami dade. we have concerns about whether or not those votes will be counted, and there was a handout across the country. ohio, the same issue. provisional ballots. using it as the default. in ohio
u.s. house members that lost in their primaries as the purification process. that's the reason we have the subtitle in the book which is written not by me but by the others in the atlantic magazine having turned republicans and democrats and to americans is because they're focused on party tom and north have come, too. when you look what happened to yesterday in indiana, lugar losing and i think there was a terrible thing that he lost but when he lost he lost in the republican primary when robert bennett lost in utah. when mike castle lost in delaware and the republican primary i don't know what would have happened of lugar would have been able to run among all of the voters in indiana but we have created a system here in which the parties themselves can prevent the voters to be able to choose among other options you have the parties that are dominated by the people that have the most partisan, the most ideological and that is what moves the process forward. they do that in the congressional redistricting and in how the parties choose. i think tom is a great guy. he's very smart.
they selected the officer that had the best sense of smell to go to the door so they were not really going -- u.s said knock and talk is okay. >> they are okay but under your hypothetical it appears that the knock and talk wasn't really what the officer was going up for. >> you are on a really slippery slope with that answer. there is still a motive with everything the police officers do. they are not to hold the person comes to the door and that they can see something from the door. they always have a motive, you are suggesting what? in terms of our rule deselect everybody with a sense of smell because they have a tip of drugs in the house that we given that situation? the assumption that they went to investigate? >> the rule and asking the court to rely on is not the intent of the police officer. the rule and asking the officer -- >> he asks the neighbor who are you? i've gotten a report and i am selling drugs. i know you have drugs in there. >> that would be fine. it would be planas now. >> if it smells first and ask the question second that's not okay? >> what's not okay is if he goes up ther
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in the u.s. 3.5 million customers along the eastern seaboard are still without power this morning. and the economic losses are just staggering. an estimated $30 billion to $50 billion. right now rescue agencies are trying to get food and water to those in need. gasoline, in very short supply in parts of new york and new jersey. long, long lines. now a common sight at many gas stations in the region. people waiting two, three, four hours to get to the pumps. sometimes just to find there's no gas left and yes anger is starting to spill over. some gas station owners have been closing their businesses to let tempers cool down. they're calling in police for help. it's not a good situation. homeland security secretary janet napolitano and top fema officials will visit staten island today to get a look at the devastation there caused by hurricane sandy. yesterday police found the bodies of two young boys, ages 2 and 4, who got swept away by floodwaters. their mother says she begged a man in a nearby house for help but he wouldn't come outside or let her in. the homeowner says he thought
in the u.s. by popular vote voters in maine and maryland and washington approved gay marriage. it was approved by the lawmakers . now it is legal in district of columbia and ninitates and 30itates have constitutional amendments . prohibiting it. many expect it to land in the supreme court and in may we know that president obama was the first president to endorse same-sex marriage. >> gretchen: important cultural issues discuss. >> steve: and you can set up your own chum room in two states. certainly exciting. >> steve: republican party scored a major milestone. the gop holds 30 depov gov seats and highest for either party in a dozen of years. north carolina elected the first republican governor in two decades. mccowery defeated dalton and in indiana republican mike pence beat out john greg for governor. >> brian: history in new hampshire. first female all delegation. regaining the society show lost. democratic custer wins her seat. meanwhile the granite state electing a female gov. megy asan. >> gretchen: camelot return to wark wark. he defeated shawn belat. kennedy will fill
of the national senatorial committee made a statement this morning regarding last night. u.s. senator john cornyn tonight made the following statement. here is the "new york times" and how they played last night's election. here is the, "wall street journal." the "washington times." andy "washington post" -- and the "washington post." cynthia on the democrat's line, good morning. caller: my view is how to do with the racism. there is a much divisiveness in terms of the racism. in order for both parties to move ahead, i think that's something needs to be done there. there is racism, and the other topic was how women were huge, especially by the republicans. women are people prepared -- our people. god gave us all the power to think on our own and there is nowhere that he says women cannot make choices. and men, especially on the republican side, are going to have to realize that women should be able to say what we allow with our bodies and not allow. host: can you give us an example of what you mean by racism in yesterday's election? caller: racism in terms of black and white, hispanic -- host: yo
paying their fair share of taxes. costing the u.s. treasury more than $100 billion a year and the electorate said yes to that right? >> stephanie, that is exactly the point. what has got to happen right now, you know -- what -- we have not -- what we cannot see in washington is some kind of great debate between right-wing extremist, and centrist democrats. that's not the debate. the debate is will the u.s. congress do what the american people want them to do as expressed in poll after poll. so we shouldn't come out somewhere between what right-wing extremists want and wall street democrats want. we have to do what the american people want, and they say yes. >> stephanie: and i was just reading your piece and it's -- this is what -- you know, you are talking about poll after poll show that american people do not believe that global warming is a hoax poll after poll show people strongly disagree that republicans want to cut spending on education, i mean that's what i have been saying -- >> stephanie, here is the point. you are right. we have got to po
does a lot of really good work on this. families u.s.a. has good information. you can really reach out and look for information online but go to some of those resources especially because they break it down. you can read the entire law. >> stephanie: i'm not doing this as a public service to help people. i'm trying to do it as a way to clear my inbox of questions for you so that i can get more pictures of cute puppies and kitty videos. >> i get a lot of questions but there are only so many hours in the day and i have to stay up on this pentagon petraeus thing. >> stephanie: you've got stuff to do and i've got kitty videos to look at. can you ask jacki a thousand times a day. [ buzzer ] no! there you go. healthcare. say it again. >> >> i just put a link to it up on your facebook page. >> that's like magic! [ ♪ magic wand ♪ ] >> i'll work on -- speaking of healthcare, i'll work on getting that stuffing recipe for you. >> stephanie: give it up. >> sausage. sausage stuffing
an attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. she has been cited as a possible candidate to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. this is about 20 minutes. to talk about the disrespectful attacks on the united states permanent representative to the united nations, susan e. rice. we have a distinguished member here who was in a committee meeting, delegates eleanor holmes norton. she must return to the meeting. i will yield the microphone to occur before i introduce this group that has assembled here today. >> i appreciate the generosity of the chair of our democratic caucus. i appreciate particularly that you have brought us all together. while you see some of us here, i think i can say without fear of contradiction that we are speaking for many women members of congress and we are speaking for many members of congress regarding the treatment of ambassador susan rice. i happen to know her well because she is a constituent. i have that followed her extraordinary career from the time she was a child. some members of the senate seem to be able to contain themselves while we await the t
old, i just became a u.s. citizen this year and must say i was so proud to have the privilege to vote. i started crying as i was walking away from the polls. just whoever whelmed with emotions. #voteordie. and speaking of the youth vote, despite the fact that unemployment for those between 18 and 29 was up 12% in the month of october, by 61% of young voters still favor president obama. there was some concern about an enthusiasm gap because in 2008, 78% of young people said they were very enthusiastic about the president but only 48% said so this time around. so it will be very interesting to see if they actually turned out. >> actually go and vote. >> right. >> that is the big question. they turned out at about the same rate as those four years ago. josh elliott. you have people gathering around. >> the anticipation is starting to build, people milling about and seeing on the giant screen surrounding us here in times square turning it into a virtual amphitheater. the votes coming in. as we project states, the excitement starting to build and i want to bring in first-time voters. we ar
will not just represent one party. i will represent one nation. >> u.s.a.! u.s.a.! u.s.a.! as you know, throughout this campaign, president obama has tried to convince you these last four years have been a success. he is floating a plan for the next four years. you want to take all the things he did in his first term, the stimulus, the borrowing, obamacare, and all the rest, and try them all over again. but look, our big dreams will not be satisfied with a small agenda that has already failed. and yesterday, i imagine you already heard this, yesterday, president obama already asked this -- asked his supporters to vote for revenge. for revenge. instead, i ask the american people to vote for love of country. [applause] together, we have got to lead america to a better place. we are three days away from a fresh start. three days away from the first day of a new beginning. my condition is based on unshakable faith in the american spirit. does anyone worry the last four years are the best we can do? if there is anyone who fears the american dream is fading away, if there is anyone who wonde
any further. >> let's go to this part of the room. let's go here. >> u.s. news and world report. it seems the coalition was unable biunique elements of this election. he have the bain background. how will they try to recreate the coalition? >> great question. a year ago, i would have said -- he ran poorly among blue collar and older whites. even with paul ryan on the ticket, a 60% of seniors voted for romney. in the long run, i think those red states are problematic for democrats. look at north carolina. in north carolina or virginia, obama's numbers among blue- collar whites are unbelievably low. they are in the high-20's or 30's. in the long run, i do think there is this pattern. the sun belt will be more important than the west about. they do have the incredible ability to hang on to -- the shift will be to states that have the same social forces of rising diversity and rising education levels. >> we have a slight disagreement. obama did well among these groups in 2008. democrats do well among white blue-collar voters in the midwest. there are union presidents and other thing
remain concerned that these companies may have violated u.s. laws and injured u.s. citizens." those are some of the latest headlines on c-span radio. [video clip] >> he worked his way up and went out west to illinois, where the lead mine industry was in its heyday. here arrived by ship by stagecoach, train and arrived in this muddy mining town, boarded himself in a log cabin, established a law practice and worked his way up and became a successful lawyer and got involved politically, ran for congress and served eight terms. he befriended abraham lincoln and that elisas as grant -- ulysses s. grant. he stayed as a close colleague during the civil war. he pointed washburn secretary of state. at that time washburn became very ill. after about 10 days, he submitted his resignation to president grant. grant accepted his resignation. he then regained his health. grant offered him the position of a minister to france. >> the only diplomat to stay during the siege of paris. sunday night at 8:00 p.m. on c- span. >> "washington journal" continues. host: joining us now is kim dixon, a tax poli
. >> the u.s. senate. >> it could affect the senate race in connecticut. really, these are states where president obama should be able to win with a large margin. one state where the media market bleeds into is pennsylvania. so much in new jersey was hit by the hurricane. the president's visit there with chris yisty. a lot of people saw that on tv were in pennsylvania and key media markets there. if that race is competitive, that may help. >> how much do you think it affects the total popular vote, the number of popular vote? how much might that mean for president obama? >> i see 300,000 people may not show up for the polls. >> you've been spending all this time waiting for gasoline. you don't know where your polling place is. >> which you've been doing. you think about all that time waiting in line for the basic necessities of life, it makes you a little less enthusiastic about going out and trying to figure out where you're going to vote. people are just trying to get warm right now. >> you also see why it's important for a governor to have the authority to be able to make changes. go
entirely tied to the fiscal cliff -- >> the u.s. senate is about to meet for a brief pro forma session. we will return to this discussion on the fiscal cliff after that. this is a pro forma session of the senate. no legislative business is plan. most senators have gone on the thanksgiving holiday break. they are meeting every three days during this break in a pro forma session. the house is in session. legislative work wrapping up today, working on a bill to normalize trade relations with russia. this is live senate coverage on c-span2. the presiding officer: the senate will come to order. the clerk will read a communication to the senate. the clerk: washington, d.c., november 16, 2012. to the senate: under the provisions of rule 1, paragraph 3, of the standing rules of the senate, i hereby appoint the honorable christopher a. coons, a senator from the state of delaware, to perform the duties of the chair. signed: daniel k. inouye, president pro tempore. the presiding officer: under the previous order, the senate stands adjourned until 12:00 p.m. on tuesday, november 20, 2012. adjourn: >>
and 47 republicans. one-third of the u.s. senate is up for election tonight. that's 33 seats. 23 democratic and ten republican. in order for the republicans to take control of the senate, they would need to win four seats. that bat logical take place in about a dozen states from places like connecticut and massachusetts out east to nevada and arizona out west. cbs news considers six of these states true tossups. that's massachusetts, connecticut, virginia, wisconsin, north dakota, and montana. republicans have what they're calling their big four. that's montana, north dakota, nebraska and wisconsin. republicans tell us in order for them to win the senate they have to win the majority of the big four. the polls have closed. we're going to take a closer look in virginia where the polls have closed at the senate race there. there's a contest between two former popular governors. you have republican george allen, the former u.s. senator from that state and democrat tim kaine, the former head of the democratic national committee. this is a very tight race. it's also the most expensive
election. listen to this. the u.s. census says more than half of the growth in the total population over the last ten years was due to the increase in the hispanic population in america. but the white guys in the republican party, they don't want to deal with the new demographic truth. >> white establishment is now the minority. and the voters, many of them, feel that this economic system is stacked against them and they want stuff. you're going to see a tremendous hispanic vote for president obama. overwhelming black vote for president obama, and women will probably break president obama's way. people feel that they are entitled to things, and which candidate between the two is going to give them things? >> so out of touch. this is the emotional disconnect for the republicans. voters don't want stuff. they want a candidate who gets it. one in five voters said the quality which mattered most was the candidate cares about people like me. they voted the for president obama over romney 81 to 18. president obama made a connection with americans, not just white folks in america. that's why he
electoral votes they get. guest: california has 53 u.s. house members. you have 435 members of the house, 100 members of the senate. that gets you to 535. the way you get to five and a 38 come under the 23rd amendment, the district of columbia is automatically granted electoral votes. caller: in past years, especially with what happened with george bush and al gore and how that went back and forth, are they planning to make changes to this extensive monitoring? and why change from the traditional view of the electoral college to a more back-and-forth thing? i have seen this whole election thing go for 17 months and i have to say that i used to be democrat and i have been so disgusted. when i went to register to vote, i voted republican. i have a lot of concerns and reservations because i have seen a lot of things change in how things operate and how politicians operate. and i am just very, very concerned. that is why, this morning, i got up bright and early to go vote. guest: the electoral college has not rallied the masses so much in recent issues that deals with the political process.
in this world than the u.s. military, to understand and think through all the secondary and tertiary, primary elements of a plan and how to execute it. so, leveraging that skill set and engaging with the appropriate authorities on how to respond to a health emergency, and how you would address these issues well before the incident occurs is probably the best solution. now, those teams probably exist to do that. but whether or not, it really depends on their maturity of that country and its ability to leverage very scarce resources. just like in the u.s., our health care professionals barely have enough time to address the day-to-day health care needs of the population, let alone planning for emergency. this is the challenge, but i think this is where the military and the u.s., in collaboration with its other federal partners, can be extraordinarily successful. >> in the back. i think we're probably just about running out of time, so the mic is behind you. core question. >> i'd like to refer back -- university of wisconsin republic referred back to ambassador hume's reference to the shipping i
reasons that we're becoming more competitive around the globe, the u.s. economy is growing in areas and u.s. manufacturing is because of energy expiration and production here in the united states. so i think the conditions are ripe just for a different kind of participation, regardless if it's romney or obama from the corporate community. >> we've been looking for the past couple of weeks at polls and there have been certain bets being placed on this election -- >> mustaches -- >> yes. >> grow a mustache -- >> please don't. i beg you. >> that look you had yesterday -- >> let us hope. let us hope. >> let's hope not. >> romney wins pennsylvania so axelrod has to come on the air and shave his mustache. >> oh, that would be something. all right. here's from the washington post, empty measurements. on the eve of the election, nate silver placed president obama's chances of returning to office at 86.3%, not 86.1%, not 87.8%, at 86.3%. silver's prediction is not an innovation, it's trend taken to its absurd extreme. his work is better summarized as an 83.6% confident that the state polls are corre
on the board throughout the night. you will see in the corner the balance of power, the u.s. senate and u.s. house. we'll have, info. the next poll closings. how close we are to that. over here, a big map about all of the states as they close. you will see them red and blue and the electoral count. plus live reporters on the back standing by and the live reports. in the back of the studio, you have seen them, chris wallace, joe trippi and karl rove. right here. this is their home base. they will dig down in the numbers. that is where they do their analysis. over here, the billboard. we call it that, because it's bill hemmer's home throughout the election. he will look at all the states digging down in to them. virginia, big one throughout this election. we'll dig in to those. then, you keep seeing the panel. this is their home base. the panel will be sitting right here throughout the night. we'll have a lot of panelists and guests who visit us. throughout the evening. our home base, this lovely clear glass december sack where you and i will be. now, let's take a tour, give you s
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